One of the iconic foods of American childhood is becoming a bit less startlingly orange.…
But fierce fans of that Day-Glo orange processed powdered cheese need not despair. Kraft will continue to use artificial dyes in the plain mac and cheese with "original flavor," according to The Associated Press.
Whew. Close call.
Nowhere is it more frustrating to buy gas than in Kokomo, Ind., a flat, unassuming blue collar city surrounded by farmland 45 miles north of Indianapolis that regularly sees 10-cent or 20-cent price changes in a single day.
A study by researchers at Brigham Young University, the University of Texas and Griffith University in Australia concluded that America was the second easiest country, after Kenya, in which to incorporate a shell company.
“If you have windows from Manhattan that look east over Long Island from a high floor, that should work.”
“People don’t know what happened here,” said Reinaldo Rodríguez, 68, a retired government planner as tall and thin as a torch…
Tea party Republicans are now the only group of Americans who think the Earth is not warming, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center…
It’s not illegal to crush or gas a cockroach, but according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), shocking it with electric volts in order to take over its brain should be a felony.
In the Congress, for example, the NSA surveillance programs that so enrich private contractors were frantically liberal-washed by (among others) California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.) In that case, the liberal washing served as a handsome payback for the private surveillance contracting industry that bankrolls the California lawmaker’s election campaigns and her family.
For example, I could be telling a story, and say, “I had a lot to do today. But my editor was like, we really need you to write a blog post. So I was like, okay, I’ll find something to write about.” Note that the “be” verb, in this case “was,” + “like” translates to a more dramatic version of “said,” perhaps expressing my feeling of being put-upon by my editor.
From its ninth-century origins as a ceremony dedicated to remembering saints and the dead, Halloween has evolved—or, depending on one's perspective, devolved—into a largely secular holiday associated more with crunchy Candy Corn and costumes reflecting the increasing vacuousness of Western popular culture…
Distract them and run away. Because they’re pretty slow, you should be able to outrun them. Climb somewhere high that would hard for them to get to. Hide so they forget where you are.
Kids accounted for 9.4% of the NBA conference finals audience this year, compared with 10.6% a decade ago.
Despite repeated assertions to the contrary, Facebook finally admitted Wednesday that its youngest users really are losing interest in the social network.
On Faux News, of course; commenter calls him a Communist. Yes, Romney. Communist.
The storm sent water streaming into several covert FBI file storage locations in New York and New Jersey, damaging between 8,000 and 9,000 cardboard boxes, each capable of storing hundreds of documents from investigations and cases spanning at least two decades.
Well, no. Just too much water, is all.
With the political world watching every move Christie makes for signs of his 2016 ambitions, even something like his rejection of a law passed by the state Legislature to ban gestation crates for pregnant pigs — which animal rights activists believe are cruel — can be interpreted as a purely political move that extends well beyond the Garden State.
As has become de rigueur for such occasions, the scientists took pride and hope in how clearly they did not see anything. “In 25 years of searching, this is the cleanest signal I’ve ever seen,” Dr. Gaitskell said in an interview.
While Republicans plot new ways to sabotage the Affordable Care Act, it’s easy to forget that for years they’ve been arguing that any comprehensive health insurance system be designed exactly like the one that officially began October 1st, glitches and all.
Twenty-seven Republican senators voted with Democrats on Oct. 16 to lift the debt ceiling and avert a catastrophic default. And each one of those 27 senators voted Tuesday to "disapprove" of their own votes.
I can't wait to find out.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- The court battle between two girls and their Pennsylvania school over "I (heart) Boobies!" bracelets could be settled by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Over the next few weeks, current Google Glass Explorers can invite up to three people to join the program. Those people will be required to buy Glass to get started.
Assuming one of your friends finks you out. No kidding. (I'm not a Google Glass Explorer so raising your hand will do no good. Just mentioning. No good at all.)
Despite the fact that Obamacare could cut their health care costs almost in half, the Messicks might not switch plans. Why? Because Republicans might repeal the law.
BRUSSELS — Even with Europe in an uproar over intrusive United States surveillance, its leaders are looking for ways to slow down legislation aimed at preventing violations of privacy at home.
The White House has banned registered lobbyists from serving on government boards or in the administration — though it has granted waivers to a number of prominent lobbyists. Meanwhile, the influence industry has managed to sidestep that by having people simply not registering as lobbyists, instead acting as “consultants” to avoid the rules and the stigma associated with lobbying.
Over time, “the suits got skimpier and skimpier, the models’ attributes bigger and bigger,” Bingham wrote in 2010 in the Cape Cod Times.
A base in southwest Ohio is currently for sale to anyone with $279,000.
I actually worked on the Nike missile program back in the old (and get this—vacuum tube) days.
Don't cancel any vacation plans to China over this.…
But just don't eat when you get there.
Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ electrifying War of the Worlds broadcast, in which the Mercury Theatre on the Air enacted a Martian invasion of Earth.Who cares. It was still a pretty awesome show. Also. And.
Even the tDCS units used in research are often little more than a nine-volt battery with two electrodes and a controller for setting the current and the duration of the session. Several YouTube videos show how to make a rough facsimile.
In a front-page story out of Afghanistan this morning the Times calls the relationship between that country and the United States "troubled." Yeah, we invaded them, didn't we? That's pretty troubled all right.
Also on page one the venerable newspaper reports "President Obama is poised to order the National Security Agency to stop eavesdropping on the leaders of American allies." Who, us?
Meanwhile, for comic relief, in its section on health stuff the Times reports, "Recently, experimental psychologists at Oxford University explored the function of kissing in romantic relationships." Soon to be a big-budget movie, no doubt, not likely to make our list.
It’s not in the stars after all. Instead, it seems, the shape of a person’s social network is a powerful signal that can identify one’s spouse or romantic partner — and even if a relationship is likely to break up.
The nonprofit responsible for maintaining President Barack Obama’s online presence…
You mean Obama doesn't tweet his own twits? Twitters? Whatever? Is there no end to this mendacity?
…Higher education “is next in the gun sites.”…this guy, a staff writer at Salon named Andrew Leonard, writes "sites" when he means "sights." Please tell me he means sights. One time, I could write off to misbehaving auto-correct, but twice? Come on.
…And boasting about hit lists and gun sites?
Sure, Healtcare.Gov seems to be a mess. But let’s acknowledge that there’s a fair amount of tech know-how involved in monitoring Angela Merkel’s cell phone.
Moreover, this U.S. government that “never gets tech right” also deploys flying killer robots on the other side of the planet; helped orchestrate an unprecedented cyber attack on the nuclear facilities of a sovereign state, and has a history of “moonshot” projects that includes the foundations of the Internet and, well, many actual moonshots.
Sequestration may have had a muted impact in some areas this year, but it devastated others. Meals on Wheels is delivering far fewer meals. Cancer patients were denied chemotherapy. Housing vouchers were revoked from some families and support for the homeless was rolled back. Domestic violence programs have cut back on services. Long-term unemployment checks were reduced. Scientists had to fire staff and cancel projects. Federal agencies that oversee fraud and waste and collect vital data have been hampered.
How much could we save by cutting the congresscritters' pay?
But Wednesday is trash day I have to get up a little early anyway, and since this test requires a fast, early is good. So probably tomorrow would be a better day for it. Halloween een.
The annual event has a variety of backers, including the Department of Homeland Security and over 100 police and military agencies. It features a wide-range of corporate partners peddling their wares from Black-Ops Airsoft training guns to Safariland Group’s body armor and “less lethal” tear gas line.…
His decision to abandon the policy comes after months of wavering and careful political calculation. The first-term senator at times tied himself in rhetorical knots trying to appeal to moderate voters while still courting the conservative Tea Party supporters who helped propel him to the Senate in 2010.
Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he will hold up “every appointment” in the Senate until more questions are answered on Benghazi.
Then you'll be sorry!
Get this: Late last week the government announced that its online health insurance marketplace — an e-commerce portal for millions of uninsured people in 36 states — would soon be working, and some people were very upset about it.…
And here’s a modest prediction: If the marketplaces don’t begin work by about the end of November, these same people will pretend to be extremely concerned for the well-being of the marketplace’s intended consumers, but they’ll actually be extremely pleased that those consumers will be locked out of it.
Really, every time I buy something at that drugstore I get a whole batch of coupons (seven today!) for stuff that washes hair, colors hair, smooths hair, wrinkles hair or fusses around with hair in one way or another. Except today, when five of the coupons were for pain pills. That just hurts.
Lots of products on food shelves are big no-nos to men, says Lu Ann Williams, head of research for Netherlands-based Innova Market Insights. Others help men feel more, well, manly. "A beer or soda in a long-necked, brown bottle makes a man feel like a man. Drinking out of a straw does not—puckered lips and sunken cheeks are not a good guy look."
Which helps explain Powerful Yogurt…
…but alas, it seems to be.
Does this mean I have to stop eating the yogurt with the little cow on the package?
I mean, when Tailgunner Ted is traveling around I-yoh-way bitching and moaning because people can’t sign up for the program for which he shut down the government, we’ve gotten as close to peak wingnut as we’ll ever be.
Another cleric, Sheik Mohammed al-Nujaimi, described the campaign as a “great danger,” saying it would lead to ruined marriages, a low birthrate, the spread of adultery, more car accidents and “the spending of excessive amounts on beauty products.”
Also—well, far be it from me to understand such things—but what would be an excessive amount of beauty products for a woman who goes around wearing one of those Muslim cover-up outfits anyway?